Art Institute of Chicago


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Art Institute of Chicago,

museum and art school, in Grant Park, facing Michigan Ave. It was incorporated in 1879; George Armour was the first president. Since 1893 the Institute has been housed in its present building, designed in the classical Beaux-Arts style by the Boston firm of Shepley, Rutan, and Coolidge. New buildings and wings were added during the second half of the 20th cent. A large new modern wing designed by Renzo PianoPiano, Renzo
, 1937–, Italian architect, b. Genoa. Piano attended architecture school at Milan Polytechnic, graduating in 1964. The prolific Piano has been lauded for responding to the needs of each building site rather than cleaving to a single architectural style and has
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 that houses the Art Institute's postwar and contemporary collections opened in 2009. Among the museum's famous collections are those of Dutch, Spanish, Flemish, and early Italian paintings, including works by El Greco, Rembrandt, and Hals. The Institute is rich in 19th-century American and French paintings; particularly well known is La Grande Jatte by Seurat. Modern and contemporary American and European paintings and sculpture are also well represented. Other collections include prints and drawings, dating from the 15th cent.; sculpture; decorative arts; and a fine collection of Chinese art. The Institute also includes the Ryerson Library for research and the Goodman Memorial Theater with its school of drama.

Chicago, Art Institute of:

see Art Institute of ChicagoArt Institute of Chicago,
museum and art school, in Grant Park, facing Michigan Ave. It was incorporated in 1879; George Armour was the first president. Since 1893 the Institute has been housed in its present building, designed in the classical Beaux-Arts style by the Boston
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Chicago, Art Institute of

 

a major art museum of the USA. Founded in 1879, the museum houses collections of primitive art, Oriental art, traditional art of America, Africa, and Oceania, and Western European art of the 13th to 20th centuries.

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The Art Institute of Chicago was founded in 1879 and has an art collection that encompasses more 5,000 years of human history.
The Art Institute of Chicago is internationally famous for the quality and diversity and continuing expansion of its collection of all manner of art objects from artists and countries around the globe.
CHICAGO--The Art Institute of Chicago opened "Adele and Willard Gidwitz: Creating a Collection of Postwar Works on Paper," an exhibition of 10 major works of art on paper funded by the Gidwitz family.
Later, Woodruff studied at Harvard University and the Art Institute of Chicago (3).
Elijah Burgher, teacher resource center assistant, Department of Museum Education, The Art Institute of Chicago.
Born and raised in Chicago, Meyers showed an early interest in drawing and painting, later studying at the University of Illinois, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Chicago Academy of Design.
African Americans in Art: Selections From the Art Institute of Chicago by Susan F.N.L.
Ann Hubbird, an art teacher at North Eugene High School, recently took part in the Teacher Institute in Contemporary Art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The program is designed to complement the experience of art educators by providing them with the opportunity to study with contemporary artists, critics and lecturers in the visual and media arts.
The Art Institute of Chicago's theatre and department of drama--established three years earlier through a $350,000 gift from the family of the late playwright Kenneth Sawyer Goodman--are dedicated as the Kenneth Sawyer Goodman Memorial Theatre and School of Drama.
At only 34, this enfant terrible with an MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago and a growing reputation in Europe already boasts a signature style.
the Messiaen Festival, the Aspen Music Festival and the Art Institute of Chicago.

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